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August 23, 2009

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srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1251071987 ) Play

This phrase originated on this globe (created sometime in the early 1500s).

It has, since, become quite popular, especially in the geek world where it’s used almost everywhere ranging from undocumented code to online mapping communities to famous webcomics.

What phrase?

(Late question is laaaaate. This will stay up for 12hrs longer!)

Cracked by Logik , udupendra , Raghuvansh , AmK , madhur , Rogi , Dibyo , Chaitanya , krudebox , shrik , Rahul , vijay , joe , varuns88 , Gurupad , darthshak , Mo and Aparna

Answer:

The phrase “Here be dragons” appeared on the Lenox globe to denote areas of a map that were uncharted. It’s been picked up in pop culture everywhere ranging from OpenStreetMaps to XKCD.


22 Responses to “Stop”

  1. Logik
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    Here be dragons. nice question.


  2. udupendra
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    Here be Dragons.


  3. Raghuvansh
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    HC SVNT DRACONES. And translations thereof.


  4. abhijeet

    lenox


  5. AmK
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    Here be dragons! The globe is the Hunt-Lenox Globe.


  6. madhur
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    Hic Sunt Anthropomorphic Dracones aka Here be dragons..


  7. Rogi
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    Here be Dragons.


  8. Dibyo
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    hic sunt dracones

    latin for ‘here be dragons’


  9. Chaitanya

    Here be dragons


  10. krudebox
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    Here there be (anthropomorphic) dragons.

    The Lenox Globe (in pic) said it in Latin. “HC SVNT DRACONES”.


  11. shrik
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    “Here be dragons”, which appears on the Lenox Globe. And OpenStreetMap. And the XKCD map of online communities.


  12. Rahul
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    Here be Dragons? The phrase used to denote empty areas of a map


  13. vijay

    here be dragons


  14. joe

    Here be dragons


  15. varuns88
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    Here be dragons!


  16. here be anthropomorphic dragons


  17. abhishek chakraborty

    Anthropomorphism


  18. darthshak

    Here be dragons


  19. Mo

    Here be anthropomorphic dragons?


  20. Aparna
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    Here be dragons??


  21. Ananth
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    anthropomorphic dragons?


  22. Rithwik K

    Here be dragons!


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